Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9780062283450 $29.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780062242747 $18.99
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2013
DD ISBN 978-0-0622-4274-7 $43.99
The authors examine American history through 10 guns that have been important in our nation's development. The analysis covers the American long rifle (a rifled musket), the six-shooter of the Old West, the Tommy gun of the Roaring Twenties, and today's military rifle, among others. Far from a polemic on gun rights, the discussion shows how advances in technology shaped the country and its military. John Pruden offers a straightforward narration. He's believable as the authors when they interject themselves into the text. However, the periodic use of profanity, while easy to gloss over in print, can be a bit jarring when heard. Also, the book moves along in the historical sections but bogs down in the technical passages. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2013]
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